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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Kaiser Permanente will open a new medical facility in Lansdowne next year as part of a long-term strategy to double the number of patients it serves in the Mid-Atlantic region in the next decade. The health care provider said Wednesday that the 130,000-square-foot building will take a one-stop-shopping, approach, with many specialty services offered under one roof, much like California-based Kaiser's facilities on the West Coast. Kaiser also will build three other new facilities by 2013 in Montgomery County, Fairfax County, Va., and Washington.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
The panels on the stand-up display feature the words of a dozen women who survived domestic violence, telling why they stayed and how they left. Growing out of a larger effort to tackle domestic abuse - or intimate partner violence - as an issue affecting health and safety in the workplace, Kaiser Permanente sends the display, featuring the stories of its employees, around to its medical centers. The project aims to "to open up a conversation, to let employees and members know they're not the only one who may be experiencing domestic violence," said Ann Jordan, program manager for women's health at Kaiser, which offers domestic violence prevention programs to employees, including on-site services, referrals to community services such as shelters and training to recognize signs of abuse.
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BUSINESS
December 10, 1998
Kaiser Permanente officials are hoping a new agreement wit Johns Hopkins Medicine will attract new customers and strengthen its position in the mid-Atlantic region.The nation's No. 1 HMO, which has about 52,000 members in the Baltimore area, said yesterday that it will allow patients in certain networks to receive care from Hopkins-affiliated physicians after the beginning of the new year. Currently, Kaiser members may see only the HMO's own doctors."We have been unable to sell our choice products in the Baltimore market because of the limited provider network," said Bob Williams, vice president and executive director of Kaiser's Baltimore office.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Heath announced the nation's first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome on May 2. Public health officials are keeping tabs on the virus, which has infected more than 800 people in more than a dozen countries, killing at least 310 of them, according to Reuters. But the officials don't believe the general public is at great risk. Dr. Peter Kadlecik, chief of infectious diseases with Kaiser Permanente, answers questions about this emerging virus.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1991
One on One is a weekly feature offering excerpts of interviews conducted by The Evening Sunwith newsworthy business leaders. Alan J. Silverstone is a senior vice president and regional manager for Kaiser Permanente, a health maintenance organization operating nation-wide. Q. Kaiser Permanente is a well-known Health Maintenance Organization across the country. What is your operation like in the Baltimore region and what are your future plans?A. We currently have five medical centers in the Baltimore area and we have 11 in Washington area.
BUSINESS
By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Staff Writer | July 7, 1993
The Sheppard Pratt Health System yesterday entered the managed-care market by winning a three-year contract to manage and deliver mental health services for members of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program.The contract covers 33,000 members of Kaiser's Baltimore health maintenance organization for a pre-negotiated annual fee, which was not disclosed.It is the first time Sheppard Pratt vied for managed-care business and comes as it seeks to broaden its historic mission of treating mental illnesses.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 26, 1998
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kaiser Permanente, the United States' largest health maintenance organization, agreed yesterday to let its Northern California nurses' union appoint "quality liaison" nurses to serve as watchdogs at each of the organization's hospitals in the region and to force prompt attention to abuses and oversights in the care of patients.Because of the organization's size and influence, with nearly 9 million enrollees in 18 states, analysts and federal officials said the agreement was a striking breakthrough in both patient protection and labor-management relations in the health care industry.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Heath announced the nation's first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome on May 2. Public health officials are keeping tabs on the virus, which has infected more than 800 people in more than a dozen countries, killing at least 310 of them, according to Reuters. But the officials don't believe the general public is at great risk. Dr. Peter Kadlecik, chief of infectious diseases with Kaiser Permanente, answers questions about this emerging virus.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | June 4, 2014
Kaiser Permanente will stop buying furniture with flame retardants because of the potentially harmful chemicals they may contain - the first health system in the country to adopt such a measure. The California-based Kaiser, with 19 Medical facilities and 7 administrative buildings in Maryland, said that its new and remodeled buildings will follow the new standard when buying furniture. The decision could affect more than 38 hospitals and 600 medical offices in eight states and Washington, D.C. Kaiser spends about $30 million a year to furnish its facilities.
NEWS
March 20, 2000
Anne Arundel Medical Center added to Kaiser network plan Anne Arundel Medical Center was added to the Kaiser Permanente network plan in an agreement signed Thursday with Anne Arundel Health System Inc. Kaiser members in the county will continue to be served by physicians at its facility in Severna Park and by AAMC physicians in the affiliated network. Kaiser members are covered for treatment at Anne Arundel Diagnostics and Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, which are Anne Arundel Health System affiliates.
HEALTH
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Major health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has asked the state to let it increase its rates in the individual marketplace by as much as 30 percent on average next year, but two competitors want to lower what they charge people who don't get coverage through an employer. The requests were released Friday by the Maryland Insurance Administration, whose officials emphasized that they could require modifications. The agency cut significantly the rate increase CareFirst had requested for this year.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | June 4, 2014
Kaiser Permanente will stop buying furniture with flame retardants because of the potentially harmful chemicals they may contain - the first health system in the country to adopt such a measure. The California-based Kaiser, with 19 Medical facilities and 7 administrative buildings in Maryland, said that its new and remodeled buildings will follow the new standard when buying furniture. The decision could affect more than 38 hospitals and 600 medical offices in eight states and Washington, D.C. Kaiser spends about $30 million a year to furnish its facilities.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Kaiser Permanente will open a new medical facility in Lansdowne next year as part of a long-term strategy to double the number of patients it serves in the Mid-Atlantic region in the next decade. The health care provider said Wednesday that the 130,000-square-foot building will take a one-stop-shopping, approach, with many specialty services offered under one roof, much like California-based Kaiser's facilities on the West Coast. Kaiser also will build three other new facilities by 2013 in Montgomery County, Fairfax County, Va., and Washington.
NEWS
July 6, 2008
Marketing firm wins eight awards Crosby Marketing Communications received eight awards during the "Best in Maryland" program hosted by the Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Crosby won Best in Maryland in: *Nonprofit annual reports for "Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation: Report to the Community 2006" *Audio/video programs for "On Any Given Day," a public education video for the National Association of Social Workers *Marketing communications: existing products or services for Kaiser Permanente's Personal Health Kit. Crosby won the Award of Excellence in: *Special purposes publications for the "Art Bra," a series of posters for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health *Special events and observances for "Celebrating 100 Years in the Community," an anniversary campaign for Washington Adventist Hospital *Public service for "Poverty Line," a campaign for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development *Marketing communications: Existing Products or Services for Kaiser Permanente Federal Open Enrollment *Creative application of technology for "Hack & Yack" teen e-cards, a project to promote non-smoking for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | September 19, 2007
In what he called "one of the building blocks" of a proposed health care plan for uninsured residents in Howard County, Dr. Peter L. Beilenson announced yesterday the county's participation in a program to provide up to two years of low-cost coverage for 175 county residents. Kaiser Permanente will make available the health maintenance organization coverage to uninsured participants as part of the company's national "Bridge Plan," which is designed to help people left without insurance because of job loss, divorce "or some other life-changing event," said Derek A. Barnett, director of Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit Division.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2003
New Positions McCormick names Wilson U.S. division president McCormick & Co. Inc. named Alan D. Wilson president of its U.S. consumer products division. He most recently was the division's vice president and general manager for sales and marketing. Before joining the Sparks-based spice and flavors company, he was in product supply at Procter & Gamble Co. The Cockeysville resident graduated from the University of Tennessee and served as an officer in the Army. Advertising And Public Relations McWhorter joins MGH as assistant team leader MGH, the Owings Mills ad, design and public relations agency and consulting firm, named Amy McWhorter to the staff as an assistant account team leader.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1999
Baltimore County will join a growing number of counties this fall as it sets up a health care plan for some of its 105,000 residents who have no medical insurance.A $100,000 grant from a Columbia-based nonprofit agency will be used to operate a program providing medical services for several hundred adults, according to Dr. Michelle Leverett, county health officer.The services will be donated by Kaiser Permanente.Leverett, formerly a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said the program aims to serve people who depend on hospital emergency rooms for their medical care.
NEWS
November 23, 1996
Outpatient surgery not best for mastectomy patientsNo one knows how mastectomy patients feel after this surgery. . . . This is the worst pain imaginable. You have tubes runing into the surgical site for drainage. You are unable to lift your arm, and you are taped and bound together.I cannot believe the comments from Dr. Lauren Schnaper, who runs the breast center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She says, "My philosophy is that breast cancer surgery is more of a psychological trauma than it is a physical trauma."
NEWS
October 15, 2002
Kaiser Permanente to open new center in Annapolis in Jan. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States announced that it will open a new 16,000-square-foot medical center at 888 Bestgate Road next to Westfield Shoppingtown (Annapolis Mall). Doctors will begin serving Kaiser Permanente members at this location Jan. 2. Physicians who specialize in pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, dermatology, allergy, and general surgery will have practices at the medical center.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2002
Faced with ballooning costs, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States said yesterday that it will move members covered by its Medicare HMO to a new plan in 2003 that will tinker with benefits and cost more. Kaiser, unlike some other health maintenance organizations, decided to alter its coverage instead of dropping its members - about 24,000 in Maryland, Virginia and Washington. But the company said it could no longer provide coverage that was not more fully reimbursed by the federal government health program for seniors.
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